ROCK STAR/CLASSICAL PIANIST YOSHIKI WILL BE FIRST JAPANESE ARTIST TO HEADLINE HISTORIC VENUES INCLUDING CARNEGIE HALL, ROYAL ALBERT HALL, AND MORE IN CLASSICAL WORLD TOUR WITH ORCHESTRA X JAPAN’S FIRST SINGLE IN EIGHT YEARS “ANGEL” TO BE RELEASED IN JULY ALONG WITH YOSHIKI’S NEWEST SINGLE “REQUIEM” FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOSHIKI CLASSICAL
LOS ANGELES, CA / MAY 16, 2023 – Japanese rock artist YOSHIKI’s highly-anticipated 2023 classical world tour was announced at the GRAMMY Museum® on May 15.
During a press conference attended by U.S. and international media, YOSHIKI – composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of rock bands X JAPAN and THE LAST ROCKSTARS – revealed details of the upcoming tour, titled Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 “REQUIEM”.
It’s time to practice the fan calls and break out the penlights, because the first alternative Idol live event for 2023 has been secured!
PLANCKSTARS – an seven member idol group from Hiroshima, Japan – will be descending upon the UK this January 22nd, 2023, as a part of their first One-man Live World Tour, which has been creatively titled the BUTTER DOG SUMMIT.
Back on August 24th, Esprit D’Air announced new tour dates for 2023, after the award-winning band re-entered the Official charts just a month ago following the success of their self-promoted tour, which saw them perform in London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Manchester.
With the first date of the tour set to kick-start on February 17th 2023 in Cardiff, this tour will lead the band onto a 7-date journey across the UK, where they will end with a private party in London on February 25th, exclusive only to their Patreon members.
Japanese metal band BRIDEAR have returned with news of their brand new album, Aegis Of Athena, coming next month, alongside an earth-shaking single. ‘Ray Of Chaos’ soars in on feedback and a crushing riff, before unfolding into a melodic epic with the kind of guitar punch that metal fans will love… all topped off with Kimi’s sweetly sensual vocals.
EXIST TRACE signs with Setsuzoku Records – remastered ‘best of’ collection NEO JAPANESE HEROINE out May 20th
Beginning as a visual-kei band, Exist Trace (stylized as exist†trace) has become a hard rock tour-de-force in the Japanese music scene. With a long history and impressive resume, the female quintet’s original lineup—Jyou (Vo), Miko (Gt / Vo), Omi (Gt), Naoto (Ba), and Mally (Dr)—is still transcending music genres, gender tropes, and expectations. Taking elements from traditional rock, gothic, heavy metal, J-rock, pop, industrial, and more, exist†trace expresses ‘traces of existence’ in their music and is capable of rallying voices and inspiring spirits across every type of border. Over the course of their four full-length albums, eight mini albums, and eight singles, the band has produced many memorable anthems including ‘Dream Rider,’ ‘Existence,’ ‘Vanguard,’ and more.
Calling all agents: FEMM are embarking on their first ever overseas tour!
After many international appearances at conventions and events, the rap/J-pop duo are finally stepping out as headliners and hitting the road in the UK and EU this July!
Presented by Orion Live in association with Ran Touring, the FEMM-Isation UK/EU tour 2022 will see the J-pop sensations performing a full- length set of fan-favorite tracks giving fans a long overdue dose of the live experience only FEMM can deliver.
Kawaii-metal idol unit BABYBEARD are back with their debut music video for killer track Nippon Kara Konnichiwa, and the world is not ready!
Leader Ladybeard and his kawaiicore sidekicks KOTOMI and SUZU are ready to delight their fans with a visual spectacular, and the MV is sure to be a full on scream and dance fest!
Nippon Kara Konnichiwa was released way back in April of 2021, alongside Piennizer, with both tracks racking up the views on YouTube and all the major streaming platforms. All that was missing was an official music video. But now that time has come!
Setsuzoku Records is proud to announce its first release from guitar legend HIZAKI!
Two previous EPs, 2021’s Rusalka and 2019’s Back to Nature will be combined into one full-length album for the first time! Rusalka + Back to Nature will be released September 17 in CD digipak as well as digital in the UK, Europe, and North America. The album will serve as an epic overseas introduction for HIZAKI into the Western market.